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Whether you're after a relaxed cafe lunch or a luxurious dinner, you'll find what you're looking for in the Goldfields. With dining experiences that combine fresh regional produce, progressive cuisine and some of the finest wine in the state, you'll be returning again and again.

The good life

The Goldfields region is fast becoming synonymous with quality contemporary dining. In Ballarat, Catfish boasts fresh, modern Thai and The Lane restaurant is becoming a local favourite for its relaxed dining and regional produce.

Bendigo boasts the stylish offerings of Masons of Bendigo and the Dispensary Enoteca, and the grilled goodness of the Woodhouse. Not to be outdone, Castlemaine has become a major player in the dining arena with a host of great options including the European inspired Good Table and the Public Inn.

Cafe culture

Soak up the local village atmosphere in cosy cafes dotted around the region's historic towns. Watch the roasting at work at Bendigo's Brewhouse Coffee Roasters, go Mediterranean at El Gordo and find your favourite corner in Percy and Percy. In Ballarat, get your Axil coffee fix from Yellow Espresso or go retro at Eclectic Tastes. Get serious about small-batch micro-roasted beans at Castlemaine's Coffee Basics or nab a rooftop spot for the best views in town at Togs Cafe.

At the wineries

For a different type of outdoor dining experience enjoy a meal overlooking the vines at a local winery restaurant such as Merindoc, Balgownie Estate and Flynns in the Heathcote region, or Bress Wine Cider and Produce in Harcourt.

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The Lane Restaurant

Get a slice of the good life with wood-fired pizzas and an innovative menu featuring local produce at this restaurant and pizzeria at the George Hotel.

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Eclectic Tastes

Get a taste for the eclectic at this licensed cafe and bistro decked out in junk shop treasures and an Asian-inspired menu. Open seven days.

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The Miners Tavern

The Miners Tavern is located at 120 Lydiard street north, in the heart of the Ballarat CBD next door to the central train station. The building...

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The Park Hotel

Locally owned and operated, The Park Hotel is a great venue to eat, drink and play. This family friendly venue boasts a large indoor playground and...

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Lake View Hotel

The Lake View Hotel is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers all day dining. The Hotel is situated on the picturesque...

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Suttons House Of Music

Suttons House of Music Café / Restaurant is a cultural music and entertainment hub. It is Ballarat's best destination for quality musical acts and...

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Oscars Hotel Cafe and Bar

Oscar’s offers a style unrivalled in a city renowned for its abundant history, beautiful gardens and world class tourist attractions Oscar's are...

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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for central Victoria's produce with elegant savoury bites and share plates at this stylish all-day eatery, wine bar and pantry store.

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Grill'd

Grill'd has a simple mission, to make burgers good. Grill'd want our burgers to taste good and do you good. Grill'd challenge the idea of burgers...

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The Ballarat Golf Club

The Ballarat Golf Clubs award winning Greenside Bistro boasts floor to ceiling views across the manicured golf course. The menu has something for...

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Gallery Restaurant at Craig's Royal Hotel

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in...

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Togs Cafe

Stop in for breakfast classics and a seasonal, weekly changing lunch menu with an emphasis on local product. Nab a rooftop spot for great views.

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